Unions Criticize MPs’ Pay Raise

The decision of the Icelandic Wage Council to increase the pay of elected officials by up to 44 percent this month has been harshly criticized by a number of people.

Óttarr Proppé

Bright Future Wants Reform Party to Lead

At a meeting with Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson today, Ótarr Proppé, chairman of Bright Future, suggested that Reform Party Chairman Benedikt Jóhannesson be given the mandate to form a government.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Pirates Suggest Minority Government

Following the Icelandic parliamentary election on Saturday, Pirate Party members have suggested that a minority government of the Left-Green Movement, the Reform Party and Bright Future be formed.


Latest Election Results

When 79.2 percent of votes, or 195,200, have been counted in Iceland’s parliamentary election, the results appear to be as follows:


Early Voting Results

Voters in Iceland have spoken and early results indicate that neither the opposition parties will have sufficient support to form a government, nor the center-right coalition of the Independents and Progressives.


Poll Shows Opposition Parties with 33 MPs

A new poll conducted for Morgunblaðið and published today, on the eve of Iceland’s parliamentary election, shows the Independence Party gaining 1.4 percent support since the last such poll.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Opposition Parties Find Common Ground

All four opposition parties in Iceland, the Pirate Party, the Left-Green Movement, Bright Future and the Social Democratic Alliance, have declared a willingness to form a government together following Saturday’s parliamentary election.


Deceased Man on Ballot

We reported last week that the oldest candidate for Saturday’s parliamentary election was the 92-year-old Jónsteinn Haraldsson, running for the Left-Green Movement in the Reykjavík South district.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Independence Party Leads in Poll

A new poll conducted for Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir shows the Independence Party enjoying more support than any other in Iceland, or 25.1 percent.